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Oct 7, 2012 11:15pm EDT
caught up on the action around the league, right after this. [ male announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> welcome back. no team has been living more dangerously than the eagles. turned it over more than any team in the nfl. came in today with a 3-1 record. all wins by a combined 4 points. roethlisberger, drops and throws laterally. takes it into the end zone for the 15-yard score. steelers take a 7-0 lead. 4#th quarter, steelers up 14-7. vick hits selleck in the end zone for the easy 2-yard touchdown. eagles up 14-13. steelers with a chance to win. 34 out, it's good, steelers win 16-14 the final. >>> giants hosting the cleveland browns. first qua
FOX
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
coming up in just a second. stay with us. stay with us.  [ male announcer ]  who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. we can't afford four more years. these appliances could have been made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? . >>> for many of you, this is the beginning of a new holiday weekend. some bars will be allowed to stay open later unt
FOX
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm EDT
raised the state gas tax and montgomery county is in dire need of transportation funding. the condition council met with business leaders today, one of the hot topics, a possible county wide gas tax. lauren demarco has that story. >> when i pulled up and i saw $4.09, oh my goodness. >> steadily increasing for the last seven weeks. it's unlikely maryland legislators would agree to an increase on the state's gas tax. the president of the montgomery county council wants to take the matter into his own hands. >> if the state does not have the political will to do this, i'm saying local governments, like montgomery county, has to be able to move forward on their own. >> roger wants the state to give county lawmakers the authority to raise g taxes. the county would retain 100% of the revenue. with funding going toward road improvement projects and public transportation like the purple line and the corridor city's transit way, a proposed rapid bus line between shady grove and clarksburg. >> many communities don't share the priorities. they don't have the transit needs we have. they have needs
FOX
Oct 8, 2012 10:00pm EDT
something similar. what they want to do is raise taxes. >> when george was in the united states senate, he voted to privatize social security. that would have been a huge catastrophe prior to the collapse of wall street. what i would do is over time allow the payroll tax cap to adjust upwards as a first way of protecting the solvency of the program rather than changing the retirement age. >> reporter: this is one of the most closely watched senate races in the country. the stakes are high. the candidates know that what happens here in virginia is tied to what happens at the top of the ticket. that was very obvious tonight. they called it the people's debate ithe battle of the former governors. democrat tim kaine won the coin toss to go first and the first thing out of his mouth was a joking reference to mitt romney and the firestorm that he created when talked about cutting funding to public broadcasting and in the opening remarks kaine promised he wasn't going to fire big bird, but quickly the debate turned serious. as in recent campaign ads, republican george allen took off the glove
FOX
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. we can't afford four more years. i"i'm not in favor of a a$5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan." mitchell: "the nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney level with us about his tax plan, which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here? . >>> they're back. the pesky stink bugs. the government said that they have returned in a big quay. many more than last year. you don't have to tell that to the people near li
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
if we roll back regulations and cut back taxes, well, we will be better off. i have a different view. it is important to develop new sources of energy here in+ america, that we change r tax code to make sure we are helping small businesses and companies investing here in the united states, that we take some of the money we are setting as we wind down two wars, to rebuild america, and we reduce our deficit in a balanced way that allows us to make these critical investments. ultimately it's up to the voters, to you, which path we should take. are we going to double down on the top-down economic policies that help us get into this mess, or do we embrace america doing best when the middle-class. >> of trichet the chance to be here with the president and be at the university of denver -- i appreciate the chance to be here with the president. congratulations to you, mr. president, under anniversary. i am sure this is the most romantic place you can imagine being, here with me. i have had the occasion of the last couple of years in meeting people across the country. i was in dayton, ohio, a
FOX
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> reporter: that fiscal cliff is a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts due to hit at the end of the year after the election. the president coming off with what was widely seen as a lackluster debate performance, was in wisconsin yesterday with new found vigor. >> i want to export more products and outsource fewer jobs. >> reporter: that is a message he'll no doubt repeat at a campaign stop in virginia today. job growth is in positive territory, but not by much. and through so many months, it's been outpaced by population growth. mitt romney will be poised to strike, arguing that the unemployment rate understates the problem. >> if the same share of the workforce were engaged in looking for a job now as when the president took office, the unemployment rate wouldn't be at 8.1%, it will be 11.2%. >> reporter: both campaigns will be looking beyond today's numbers. october numbers come out on november 2nd, four days before the election. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >>> another big story developing today. health officials warn thousands more people could be at risk of getting a
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts to favor the wealthy. last night, he said he didn't know anything about that. >> reporter: mitt romney quickly tried to capitalize on his momentum. >> last night, i thought it was a great opportunity for the american people to see two different vigs for the country. >> reporter: also in denver, his goal was to frame the obama presidency. >> he will raise taxes on small business, which will kill jobs. >> reporter: the debates started with a handshake, mitt romney quickly landed blows. >> what is -- . >> virtually everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> it's mad, it's arithmetic. >> i have no idea what you're talking about. >> he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: fox 5 gathered a bipartisan panel. >> who do you think came out on top? >> reporter: a panel that gave mitt romney the win. >> romney. >> who? >> romney has well. >> don't have an answer. >> obama. >> reporter: the university of virginia professor larry sabatos said first debates are important but not all important. >
FOX
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
the money will actually go to schools. i spoke with the director of the maryland budget and tax policy institute. it is a nonpartisan organization and he says if voters approve the referendum, there should be close to $200 million that goes into the education trust fund. by the year 2016. >> all of the money will go to the education trust fund and will go to local schools. but the state may then use some of the money it saves because it doesn't have to use tax dollars for that school aid, and use that for health care and public safety, and parks and other good things that we depend on from the state. so it helps the state treasury. it will help the budgets. >> right. >> but it is wrong to say that it will increase education aid dollar for dollar. >> so what about job creation? that is another thing that they speak of. the ones who want you to vote in favor of this referendum. head to myfoxdc.com for our entire interview. >> massive automatic federal cuts are set to take effect in three months. one thing set to go is the bush you could pay a hefty price tag if congress doesn't re
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
probably heard the warning that most americans could be in for a tax like come november. there is good news to report on that front. >> also ahead, customers of a d.c. food favorite paying a little bit more now. details on a food truck tax when we come back. too many americans are struggling to find work in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another f
FOX
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
some concerns about how some properties are assessed. how records are kept, and if enough taxes are being collected from property owners. william davilla was called before the council n charge of the tax office's integrity department and abruptly resigned last week. >> generally speaking, i would think the controls have improved. theytill have a long way to go. >> okay. >> a lot of work remains, but the key if is for the managers -- key is for the managers and supervisors to manage, supervise, train the people and do their job. >> he said since being hired in 2010 geek, he was only -- 2010, he was only able to have one meeting with the city cfo who also testified before the council today. >>> much more coming your way as the news edge at 6 continues. let's check in with brian at nats work. >> reporter: darkness descended on nationals park. there is a lot to think about for the nats team and nats fans. they lost today and come tomorrow, it's win or go home for the season. back after the break. let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first, my
FOX
Oct 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
. 35 cases have been reported across the country of fungal meningitis. doctors say it taxed the lining of the brain and the spinal cord. all of the infected patients received steroid injections to treat back pain. doctors suggest the steroid was likely contaminated and say it is not contagious. >> you are going to see a spike perhaps in more cases in the next few more days but ultimately, it will subside. >> it is very important for your listening audience to know that this meningitis is not transmissible person to person. >> symptoms include nausea, dizziness, fever and severe headaches. >>> other local headlines right now. in northwest d.c., four people including one firefighter are recovering after a fire on k street. one person had to jump from a window and is in serious condition right now. the injured firefighter is expected to be okay. no word on what caused that fire. >>> a popular shortcut to the fort totten metro station has become the focus now of improving safety in the area. a string of robberies at gunpoint on the path are causing some concern. police say the most
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
domestic issues like taxes, social security and medicare and the role of the federal government. the president said romney's ideas are not specific enough. >> his running mate, congressman ryan put forward a budget that reflects many of the principles that governor romney has talked about, and it wasn't very detailed. this seems to be a trend. >>reporter: and romney repeatedly accused the president of misrepresenting his position. >> i got five boys, i'm used to people saying something that's not always true but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping i'll believe it, but that is not the case. i will not reduce the taxes paid by high income americans. >>reporter: this is the first of three presidential debates. the next one is scheduled for october 16th, but the vice presidential candidates debate a week from today. allison. >> nicole collins live on the hill, nicole, thank you. >>> both parties are analyzing the debates this morning. vice president joe biden says romney did not give enough specifics and republican florida senator marco rubio thinks the president appeared unc
FOX
Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
criticize mitt romney, going after what he claims is romney's plan for $5 trillion in tax cuts and cuts to pbs to help close the deficits. >> for you moms and kids out there, somebody is cracking down on big bird. cracking down on him. elmo has made a run for the border. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again, but he's bringing the hammer down on sesame street. >> president obama will continue campaigning in california today, with a star studded event in san francisco, including john legend and will.i.am. >>> meanwhile, mitt romney returns to virginia today as he laughs off what looked like an uncomfortable situation in florida. the republican nominee was taking pictures with staff at a restaurant in port st. lucie when one of the staffers wiped romney's face with a napkin. romney can be seen laughing off the situation, but appears to be a little uncomfortable. >>> prepare for a month full of debates. this thursday vice president biden and congressman paul ryan will face off in their first and only debate. next tuesday, the 16th, president obama and mitt romney will meet f
FOX
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? >>> welcome back. jerry sandusky will most likely spend the rest of his life behind bars amount judge sentenced the former penn state football coach to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. three of his victims fought back tears at the hearing as they testified. sandusky also spoke. >>> the new orleans saints bounty investigation is back in the headlines. nfl commissioner roger goodell has ruled on the appeal of four players the league said were paid cash bonuses. goodell upheld the suspension of jonathan vilma. the players can delay the suspensions by appealing again. >>> a warning for some drivers. theanyone who has an airbag replaced in the last five years may have had counterfeit
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the truth so he's the truth: governor romney can not pay for his $5 trillion tax plan without blowing up the deficit or sticking it to the middle class. >> and the latest poll packs up that romney won the debate and 22% said the president came out on top. >> tom fitzgerald tonight in virginia's senate race. tim kaine continues to lead republican george allen in the polls. a wall street journal-maris poll of likely voters found cane with -- cane with 47% and putting him as the front runner after months of deadlock. >>> and new developments in the deadly shooting of a border patrol agent in arizona. we're learning the 30-year-old ivy and other agents responded to a motion sensor in the dessert when attacked. he die on the scene, another agent shot and survived. he loved the people he worked with and he was a hero. >> he is one of the people that you will be hard pressed to find anyone he's rubbed wrong. there is not a bad bone in his body. i honestly believe that he probably befriended many of the people he was out there serving. >> the fbi is investigating. >>> for nearly 70 ye
FOX
Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> oliver mcgee was a deputy assistant secretary of transportation under the clinton administration. but he found himself jumping the aisle to the republican party. why would he make that choice as the country was on the cusp of electing the first back president? that's the subject of his new book. i recently talked with him about his book and why he changed parties. >> thank you for joining us. it is a fascinating book. i want to set the stage here, because you were in the clinton white house. you were a true democrat through and through. would that be fair to say? >> yeah. and come from a family that definitely believes in the democratic party. family and diversity and civil rights. my mama said, you are a democrat through an
FOX
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? >>> welcome back. we have an update to share with you about water problems in camp springs, maryland. >> repairs to a water main road near aldentown road is moving along quickly. wssc says water service will likely be finished and restored in the next hour and a half. >>> lets he take a live look outside. we are just spinning around this morning. >> no matter where it goes, it is dark. >> i just told you what time of year it is. still dark at this tomorrow. sun is up a little after 7:00 this morning. we've got about 45 minutes. it is nice and cool out there. we lost the humidity overnight and with color skies, really cool temperatures off. maybe light jacket if you are headed out in the next hour or so. high temperatures expected to be about 80 degrees. ma
FOX
Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
lawmaker is asking if the tax applies to too many types of stores. earlier today at 5:00 we talked to montgomery county council president who says he's not sure the fee should apply to retailers like dress shops and jewelry stores and wants to reassess the tax at the end of the year. >> in january it will have been a year. i've asked them to give us their views given that a number of other communities have gone forward with this program and see have we done this right? are we achieving our objectives? >> the council president says the county is on track to bring in $2 million this year from the back tax. he'd like that number to drop down to $1 million. the money goes toward environmental projects. >>> coming up find out why a former redskins player wound up behind bars in vegas. >> plus rg3 talks about what it will take to beat the undefeated falcons. back in a minute. [ barackck obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. [ femalele announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. >> four years ago when i stood on this stage, i said that i would cut taxes for middle class families. and that is exactly what i did. we cut taxes for middle class families by about $3600. the rope is because i believe that we do best when the middle class is doing well. and by giving them those tax cuts, they had a little more money in their pocket. so maybe they can buy a new car. they are certainly in a better position to weather the extraordinary recession we went through. they can buy a compute fore their kid going off to college. >> the interest and the principal -- >> there are two more presidential debates and one vice presidential debate still coming up. >> who do you think won the debate? was there a clear winner? that is the question we are talking about this morning. we want to hear your thoughts an invite you to post them on our facebook page. we will share your comments throughout the morning. >>> other stories making headlines, a voter watchdog group says it has uncovered voter fraud in maryland. the group election integ
FOX
Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
country giving speeches raising money in san francisco to new york city while trying to raise taxes on virginians, maybe there wouldn't have been over 100,000 jobs lost in virginia. >> reporter: well, if you were following the debate tonight on the internet, you might have noticed a lot of tweeting going on. each side put their twin on the candidate's record. live in richmond, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. back into you, brian. >>> following developing news from silver spring where a man called police to tell them he'd shot an intruder. he said he found two people in his home on good hope drive and one of them was a stranger. there was an altercation. he shot the intruder. that person showed up at holy cross hospital for treatment. >>> a chilly day in our area, just a few hours to our west snowing. snowshoe mountain in west virginia sent us this video of the first real snow fall. it started falling at 9 a.m. and lasted until this afternoon. the resort won't open until december. sue palka is tracking the temperatures and letting us know when we might be able to book our first snowboar
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
reports, they tackled the economy, taxes and health care. >> reporter: after weeks of preparation and months of anticipation, president obama and mitt romney meet face to face debating policy and differences of opinion. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney tacted directly to one another meeting -- talked directly to one another. >> governor romney has a perspective that says, if we cut taxes, skew towards the wealthy and roll back regulation, that we'll be better off. i've got a different view. >> i don't want to cost jobs. my priority is jobs. so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> reporter: the republican nominee revealing his plan to reduce the deficit. >> what things would i cut from spending? i will eliminate all programs by this test. is the program so critical, it is worth borrowing money from china to pay for it. if not, i'll get rid of it. obamacare is on my list. i apologize, mr. president. >> governor romney at the beginning of this date said what we did in massachusetts could be a model for the nation. >> reporter: informing their plans for the future of am
FOX
Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
romney, going after what he claims is romney's plan for $5 trillion in tax cuts and cuts to funding for pbs to help close the deficit. >> so for all you moms and kids, don't worry. somebody is finally cracking down on big bird. cracking down on him. elmo has made a run for the border. border. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again but he is bringing the hammer down on sesame street. >> president obama will continue campaigning in california today with a star- studded event in san francisco t includes john legend and will i am. >>> one of the staffers at in florida decided to weekend romney's face with a napkin. he laughed it off but and to look uncomfortable. >>> we'll tell you who came out on top in the election with hugo chavez. >> and more cases of fungal meningitis as the outbreak spreads to more states. we'll have an update on that and new information about the pharmacy that distributed the product. [ male announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes
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Oct 6, 2012 11:45pm EDT
. >> reporter: president obama in cleveland trapped governor romney's tax plan. >> mr. romney wants another $5 trillion in tax cuts that he can't pay for. we're not going let that happen. >> no. >> reporter: the president has no public events today and is off celebrating 20 years of marriage with the first lady. the campaign announced a huge fund raising hall for september totaling $181 million. republicans have yet to report their september totals. >> we're in it to win it. >> yeah! >> reporter: ann romney dropped in on campaign volunteers in orlando this afternoon. >> and we got to win. we have to win. >> we are going win florida. i will predict that. >> thank you. >> a recent gallop poll shows a stagger -- staggering amount of younger voters might be sitting the election out. fifty% of the registered voters in the age group will vote next month. that number falls far below the tional average of 78%. in washington, mike emmanuel, fox news. >>> the news edge on maryland now where hundreds of students marched from langley park to the university of maryland in support of maryland's d
FOX
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . >>> the nationwide meningitis outbreak is growing. maryland officials identified two more people infected after receiving a inject, bringing the total now to 5. the death toll from the outbreak is up to 8 and health officials report 105 confirmed cases in 9 states. fox's mary ann rapheerty has the latest. >> we're investigating an unusual outbreak of meningitis. >> reporter: more than 17,000 vials about have been shied out to 120 facilities in 23 states. despite -- despite the numbe
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Oct 1, 2012 10:00pm EDT
more under mitt romney. to fund his tax cuts for millionaires, romney could take away middle class deductions for child care, home mortgages, and college tuition. christie: mitt romney, he's so focused on big business and tax cuts for the wealthy... it seems like his answers to middle-class america are just...tough...tough luck. infringement on our lives.s like such an... how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us, again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> our breaking news continues on this monday night. you can see some of the nats players excited. they are the nl east champions. here's how it went down tonight. the nats versus the phillies at home. the nats lose that game, but late in the 9th we find out that the pirates beat the atlanta braves and with that the win for the nats, historic for washington sports. our coverage will continue throughout the evening. we have bo
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? infringement on our lives.s s le chaigingsuch an...here too.. the how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us, again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. . >>> hitting the grocery store on the way home from work took on a new meaning. billboards will allow you to start shopping on the spot. laura evans is here to explain why you -- where you will find them and how it works. you have my attention. >> reporter: they're cool, shawn. should have your attention on this. one of the biggest internet stores in the country is behind the billboards and looked like larger-th
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Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. we can't afford four more years. i"i'm not in favor of a a$5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan." mitchell: "the nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney level with us about his tax plan, which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here? helps him deposit his checks. jay also like it when mother nature helps him wash his car. mother nature's cool like that. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. >>> if you can belie
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
]  who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . >>> the head of lockheed martin is under fire after he's accused of knocking down a number of threes -- trees on his property. last month, montgomery county fined robert stevens $500. the property sits on protected land at the national park service overseas. he said he cut down some of the trees because they were in danger of falling after the storm in june. he's promising to restore the land. >>> and that is not the place you so a car, but someone posted the video. the driver initially parked in the circle, which he shouldn't have done and decides to drive around it before exiting on to the street. there is no word
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Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
fox 5 news edge at 11:00. [ female announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? barack obama and the liberals already have. to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. even on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> facebook launches a new feature, but since its stock isn't doing so hot they want you to pay up. shawn yancy has tonight's fox 5 top five. p five. >> up first tonight, brian, if you're in the market for a safe new car, we have the latest crash test results. no. 5, the insurance institute for highway safety says these five cars are tops in those crash test ratings. each vehicle performed well in tests evaluating front, side and rear impacts as well as rollovers. no. 4, you drink at least three cups of coffee a day,you may increase your
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? >>> jerry sandusky is set to be sentenced tomorrow. he has been in isolation at the pennsylvania prison since june when he was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse. sandusky's attorney believes the 6 #-year-old will spend the rest of his life behind bars. >>> the number of rare meningitis cases linked to a tainted steroid treatment has now risen to 91, spanning nain streets appears killing seven. another case is reported in maryland this weekends bringing total there to three. eighteen cases have been reported in virginia with one death in each state. the massachusetts pharmacy linked to product issued a voluntary recall. >>> hugo chavez has been re- elected. nearly 81% of registered vote are took part. chavez has held the post nearly 14 years. this i
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . >>> california's made the record books for the highest gas. the average price is $4.66, an all-time high. and calling malicious trading schemes. the washington area could be headed towards the $4 mark n. d.c., $3.89; maryland, $3.70 and what is causing the rise in prices, adam housley has a look. >> reporter: this 76 station in the western part of los angeles, the regular price, $4.99 a gallon, premium, $5.19 down the street at a different gas station, you will find the regular gas price at $5.39 and, as you might imagine, consumers are not so happy with prices this high. >> so they're jumping on us quickly and takes forever to t them back down. that is ridiculous. >> $10 in gas is not giving me a quarter of a tank if i made to put in $10 in
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
of the balance sheet, the tax side, i do believe we should let the bush tax cuts expire, as planned. >> we do need to balance. there needs to be cuts made in federal spending and we need to grow the economy. there are a variety of things i think off the bat what ought to be cut is and repeal asked replaced -- and replaced is obama care. that will save over $1 trillion. >> the two former virginia governors have been running neck and neck, but tim kaine appears to have taken a lead. >>> new polls out in the presidential race confirming the fight for the white house is tightening. as fox's doug luzader tells us, with four weeks to go before the election, both are coming out swunging on the campaign trail. >> reporter: 47 to 47, the race is locked up right now, at least according to gallup. the landscape is changing quickly. both campaigns are trying to take advantage. mitt romney may have had more spring in his step yesterday as he spoke to the virginia military institute. he went after what has been president obama's strong suit in many polls, foreign policy. and he spoke about last m
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
taxes. >> when george was in the united states senate he voted to private as a social security. that would have been a huge cataso the collapse of wall street. what i would do is, over time, allow the payroll tax cap to adjust upwards as a first way of protecting the solvency of the program rather than changing the retirement age. >> the candidates have been neck and next for nearly two years but recent polls show kaine has about a four-point lead. >>> also, the first lady make another stop in our area. >> republican presidential nominee mitt romney rallies voters in virginia, this time outlining his plans for foreign policy as more polls show him in the lead following last week's debate. >>> a live look outside. it is 6:06. that is the washington monument. we have a little bit of rain but gay then says it is going to get better. we'll talk to her later on when fox 5 morning news continues. -- but gwen says it is going to get better. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us, again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
, giving speeches, raising money in san francisco to new york city while trying to raise taxes on virginians, maybe there wouldn't have been over 100,000 jobs lost in virginia. >> recent polls show tim kaine leading george allen by more than four points. >>> if it sounds like a bad idea, then it probably is especially when you think about getting into the ring during a bull fight. >> coming up next the frightening scene that left many people -- >> why, people, why? barack obama and the liberals s $4,000. >> we're checking on that coming up next. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat t
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Oct 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
rise, one county in maryland is considering increasing the tax. find out why, ahead. >>> anything that will make my life easier, such as this, that's something that i will definitely try. >> life's little conveniences. if you ride metro, your trip to the grocery store just got a lot easier. we'll tell you how, after the break. it's 9:09. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? >>> maryland health officials say three more cases of fungal meningitis have been reported in the state bringing the total there to eight. the c.d.c. says nearly 120 people are repor
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> a massive fire at a commercial building in california. about 150 firefighters responded to this fire. five were treated for minor injuries. the building is a total loss. no word on what time of busiding housed. >>> the state department is expected to present its findings to congress in the investigation of last month's attacks on the u.s. consulate which kid u.s. ambassador chris steve an and three other americans. yesterday, department said it did not believe the attacks were linked to protests over an anti-is a is lambic film made in the u.s. new documents suggest there was an internal disagreement about the amount of security needed at the consulate. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the shooting of a 14-year-old gi
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Oct 3, 2012 11:30pm EDT
jabbed back going after romney on healthcare and tax cuts for the wealthy. tom, what is the reaction from both candidates? >> we've been on the phone tonight with both campaigns. we spoke with one romney campaign official who said quote, he crushed it. quite frankly. the romney forces appeared their a-game left on the obama camp. they were more measured. say said this dewait unfolded and the president in their viewpoint got stronger as this debate went on. one of the very first direct exchanges came on the issue of the deficit. governor romney challenged the president that he had not done enough to reduce the president. lead to mass i have cuts. >> you have been president four years. you would cut the deficit in half, we still have trillion dollar deficits. a trillion dollar deficit each of the four years. if you are reelected, we'll get to a trillion dollar debt. >> we're asking for no revenue, we hag to give -- end up in resulting in se veer hardship for poem. >> social security is also a big topic. both men went back and forth on this one. >> you can call it a target or lind pent
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
the tax. >> isn't that pretty much every restaurant is just like the food trucks now? >> that's exactly right. the food trucks had always paid a flat $100 feet and now the city is implementing the sales tax act. they have to charge 10% on every sale. >> thank you very much. >> what is 10%? everybody has to get their cut, right? >> don't like paying more. >> we're giving away free coconut macaroons because of the sales tax today. >> reporter: james mcauley eats at food trucks every day. he think the tax is fair. it is just annoying. >> things are already kind of expensive when you pay with a credit card or what not, there is additional fees now for that too. >> reporter: steve adelson says he is fine with paying his fair share. >> at this point, we are on a level playing field and we should be treated with the same respect that other businesses are instead of the pariah that, in essence, we've been being. >> it is just getting customers used to it. >> reporter: the first day going off without too many complaints. most of the customers say they still enjoy the convenience and the
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Oct 3, 2012 10:30pm EDT
shawn yancy. >> and i'm will thomas in for brian. tonight's showdown focused on the economy, taxes, healthcare, and both candidates came out swinging. fox 5's tom fitzgerald kicks off our coverage tonight. >> will and shawn, good to see you this evening. what we're going to do for you right now is a little bit of post game. this first presidential debate is now in the books and what we have for you here is a panel. a panel we have assembled, a group of folks who have different views on all of this. we'll get to them in a minute and let you know about them. first, start off with one of the very first topics of the debate tonight between mitt romney and president obama. when both men talked about their economic priorities. >> governor romney has a perspective if we cut taxes and roll back regulations that we'll be better off. i have a different view. >> that was president obama there. we have mitt romney also that we want to hear from in a bit. bruce stern's attorney worked on the reagan campaign in '84. you're the treasury. you heard president obama talk about what his economic prio
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
$250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. i'm drinking dunkin'. i'm just in love with the flavor. i get mine black. i don't want to take away from that pure taste. so smooth, no bitterness. it's awesome. there's no other taste like it. america runs on dunkin' coffee. >>> welcome back. making headlines, another search is set for today for a missing teenager from northern virginia. police found his car about a mile and a half away. friends, family and volunteers will start searching at 10:30 this morning. >>> venezuela's president has been reelected. officials say the polls saw the biggest turnout in years, with nearly 81% of registered voters taking part. this is his third re-election. chavez says he will press for a transition to socialism. >>> history is made in the big easy. new orleans saints quarterback drew brees broke a record by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th straight game. the previous record was set more than half a century ago by former baltimore
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
more expensive at dc's food trucks. the owners had always played a flat $1500 tax but now the city is implement can the sales tax act and food trucks are no longer immune from that. they have to charge 10% on every sale. the tax went into effect yesterday and while most customers were not happy about the extra fee, it didn't seem to impact the number of people lining up for food. >>> well the holiday sales forecast is out. it is not particularly encouraging news for retailers. the national retail federation says it expects sales during the winter holiday season to rise 4.1% this year. but that's a percentage point lower than growth in each of the past two years. in fact, it is the smallest increase since 2009. but still, it is some growth. >>> still ahead, a closer look at a hot button issue in maryland, on november's ballot. whether or not to expand gambling in the state. we will examine both sides of the question seven debate. >> clear to me, tony. >> and the celebrations be combin, that the nationals clinch their division. sports is next. >> and as we head to the break, a live look
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
economy. mitt romney has given a debate preview, saying he might be willing to reduce income tax deductions for home mortgage interests. many voters are still undecided. >> i'm up in the air as to who i'm going to vote for. i have my reasons for why i'm up in the air and comes down do i want to see a better economy or lose rights. that's the way i look at it. >> i need to know which one is listening to the average person, the one who has a fixed income, the one who has minimum wage. >> colorado has nine electoral votes up for grabs. experts say this debate is very important to both candidates as they both have something to prove with voters. there will be two more debates this month. the second one october 16th. coming up in a little bit, we will be joined by fox business correspondent to talk about what viewers and the candidates can expect for tonight's debates. >>> in pennsylvania, a major victory for democrats where a judge has blocked the state's new voter i.d. law from going in effect election day. democrats said the law was a ploy to beat president obama for making it hard
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
eight years. >> romney said he would consider tax deductions for health care costs. melanie alnwick is live at the white house with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. more than other million people are expected to tune in tonight to watch the verbal sparring. the debate expected to focus heavily on economic issues. governor romney's message will be that the country can't afford four more years of the obama administration and president obama's message will be that the country is far better off with his policies than it would have otherwise been and he needs four more years to finish the job. ish th final prep rigs are under way in denver for the first presidential debate. the showdown between president obama and governor mitt romney will take place at the university of denver. now, unlike debates in the past, this one will be a little different. the 90 minute format will be divided into six 15-minute discussions. ors believe that will help views are to get a good sense of the candidates' views on key issue. one political analyst says this is important since both men have somethin
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Oct 3, 2012 4:25am EDT
approve a bill that would allow the council to spend tax dollars without congressional approval. yesterday, all 11 council members agreed to the bill for the long desired budget autonomy. congress ultimately has the final say in this. the bill would keep federal budget issues separate local government. >>> coming up, an unsettling problem for american airlines, the seats coming loose during flights. the airline says it now knows why. >> a hair-raising journey for one poodle. a wild ride that must have been sheer terror. we're checking more headlines when we come back. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ too bad the guys aren't here we're clear. ok, swarm! swarm! hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin >>> a major victory for democrats where the gouge months blocked the state of pennsylvania's new voter i. d. law from going into effect on election day. democrats say it was aploy to key feet
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
surfaced two week ago with things that he had had to say about americans who do not pay taxes. >> the presidential debate starts tonight at 9:00. you can catch it right here live on fox 5 followed by live coverage and analysis on fox 5 news at 10:00 and also the edge at 11:00. >>> bad weather forced the plane carrying vice president i don't bide ton delay landings two times yesterday. while approaching the charlotte international airport, the pilot abruptly pulled up and had to circumstance follow more than a half hour because of thunderstorms. it caused mr. bideen to be late for a campaign event. later, fog forced the plane to land the dulles international instead ever andrews air force base. >>> maryland governor mart uno'malley has a plan to help prevent the widespread power outages that residents often deal with during storms. according to the "washington post," he will release a report today that proposes a new surcharge. customers would pay an extra dollar or two a month so that pepco and other companies have funding available to strengthen the grid. the hope is crews could comp
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Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. the fellow on stage last night said he didn't know anything about that. >> reporter: but mitt romney quickly tried to capitalize on his momentum. >> last night i thought was a great opportunity for the american people to see two very different visions for the country. >> reporter: also in denver romney said his goal was to frame the obama presidency. >> he will raise taxes on small business which will kill jobs. >> reporter: while the debate started with a handshake mitt romney quickly landed blows. >> virtually everything you just said about my tax plan since accurate. >> it's math. it's arithmetic. >> i have no idea what you're talking about. >> he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: both candidates will meet again in a town hall style format october 16th. a cbs news poll found only 22% of people who watched the debate thought president obama won while 46% said mitt romney came out on top. president obama meanwhile returns to our area friday with campaign appearance on the campus of george mason univer
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. . >>> it's a casthat could have major implications for every college in america. it's about whether a race can be a factor in determining what students the university admits. >> reporter: the president of the university of texas said we would all like to reach a day and when race and factor are not part of the college admission. we're not at that point. but critics call the current is system at his university discrimination. the university of texas at austin was her dream school, but she did not get in. abigail fisher came to the u.s. supreme court and said she didn't get into the university in 2008 because she's white. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity shouldn't be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> she had the courage and perseverance to stand up for equality, wh
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> the nats will try to break the tie on their own home turf. we are live at nat park with a preview of all the excitement. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> good morning. big day out there at nats park. playoffs coming here. >> that's right history. >> this is huge. >> it is wednesday, october 10th. excitement is building. we'll check in with dave ross down at nats park in just a bit. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm sarah simmons. welcome to fox 5 morning news. time now to check with the weather. >> you think one or two kids might be skipping school to see the game. i remember in the late 70s kipping school to go see the oriole playoffs. >> that explains why you didn't do so well in school. >> that particular year, i don't really remember. and the orioles lost the w
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